Steamed wild marsh samphire

    9 min

    Wild samphire can be found growing in abundance along the south coast of England and is a wonderful accompaniment to any fish dish. Serve simply with salt and pepper and a little butter.


    Hampshire, England, UK
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    Serves: 4 

    • 900g fresh marsh samphire
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 tablespoon salted butter

    Prep:2min  ›  Cook:7min  ›  Ready in:9min 

    1. Prepare the samphire by washing thoroughly under cold water. Steam over a pan of boiling water for 6 to 7 minutes, so that the samphire has softened just slightly but maintains a great crunch.
    2. Place in a warm serving bowl, season well and add a little butter. Serve immediately.


    Gather this wild food sustainably by cutting just the tips of the plant, allowing the samphire to regrow. With similarities in miniature to asparagus in texture, colour and appearance, you can feel comfortable using marsh samphire in many dishes that you would use asparagus.

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